Careers

Unison offers staff a range of benefits including:

  • Access to $15,900 of tax-free salary packaging arrangements, which can add significant value to earnings to eligible staff
  • Monthly RDO for eligible full-time staff
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • 17.5% Leave loading payment
  • Additional paid parental leave on top of government entitlements
  • Learning and Development opportunities to ensure that you have the adequate skills to perform your current role, and the opportunity to enhance your work performance to meet your personal career direction
  • Employee Assistance Program

Unison offers positions to people on the basis of merit. This means staff qualifications, experience, skills and abilities are matched to the position requirements. To apply for any of the roles below, applicants should send a current resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.

Unison is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We are committed to the safety of both our clients and staff and engaging in a diverse workforce. Unison encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and the LGBTIQ+ communities to join our workforce. 

Current employment opportunities:

Place Manager - Transitional Housing

Exciting opportunity for a Place Manager – Transitional Housing to manage the transitional housing portfolio in Melbourne’s vibrant Western suburbs.

If you are looking for a career-enhancing role with a friendly and professional work environment where your contribution is valued, then we would love to hear from you!

 

About the role

The Place Manager, Transitional Housing manages Unison's transitional housing portfolio and properties in Western Melbourne. The main objectives of this role are to ensure Unison provides high quality, safe and sustainable housing and that Unison tenants are supported to sustain their housing, and maximise their participation in communities that thrive.

This role reports to the Team Leader, Place Management.

Some of the main duties include:

  • Establish strong relationships with tenants and sustain a successful transitional housing tenancy
  • Work in close collaboration with support agencies
  • Ensure that properties are maintained to a high standard
  • Effectively manage rent for all properties in the portfolio
  • Work with the Team Leader in allocating people to vacancies
  • Ensure vacancy rates are within Unison and DFFH targets 

About you

To make this role a success, we are seeking a person with:

  • Qualifications in Social Work, Community Development, Social Sciences, or experience in the Housing or Real Estate sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Residential Tenancies Act
  • Highly experienced in working effectively and sensitively with a broad range of clients, including those with high and complex support needs and behaviours
  • Ability to listen, understand and act with a solution focussed approach
  • Possess a current full Victorian driver’s licence
  • Undergo relevant screening checks

In exchange Unison offers:

  • x2 Permanent, Full-time positions
  • Primarily based at Footscray but will be required to travel
  • Salary $76,320 per annum (plus superannuation)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Additional Personal leave annually
  • Access to Salary packaging up to $15,900 tax free
  • Supportive working environment, and access to EAP
  • Access to the Unison Social Club

To Apply

  • Please find the Position Description below
  • Send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: pmthm@unison.org.au
  • We will review applications as they come in, so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed by our Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.

 

Facilities Advisor

Exciting opportunity for a Facilities Advisor to coordinate and manage the services provided to assets.

About the role

The Facilities Advisors manage a geographical portfolio of assets and ensure the services provided to assets are delivered in a timely manner, to appropriate standards and ensure value for money.

Key aspects of this role will be to manage responsive and planned maintenance, instruct and coordinate vacant maintenance, manage building and contractor compliance, and provide high quality services to Unison stakeholders and tenants.

About you

You will demonstrate a professional, dynamic and friendly customer focused attitude. You will be managing all aspects of building compliance, planned maintenance, vacant property maintenance, KPI targets, ensuring the smooth running of contractor operations and assisting in overall service delivery.

You will also possess the following:

  • Excellent communication skills and previous experience liaising between management, contractors and stakeholders
  • Excellent time management skills including ability to prioritise tasks and adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Building services or maintenance experience
  • Ability to conduct high quality building inspections and reporting
  • Demonstrated experience as a Facilities or Building Services Coordinator or Facilities Manager or Administrator
  • A trades background or relevant tertiary qualification is desired
  • Previous roles in not-for-profit sector will be viewed favourably

On Offer

  • Full-time position, 12-Month Maximum term contract consisting of:
  • Base Salary $84,854 per annum (plus 10% super)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Access to Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Rostered day off option available
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling
  • Fully maintained vehicle available for private use

To Apply

  • Find the full Position Description below and send your application addressing the key selection criteria to: facilitiesadvisors@unison.org.au
  • This position will commence immediately, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We will review applications as they come in so if you meet the requirements of this role, please APPLY immediately.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undertake a Police Check and a Working with Children Check.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQ+ communities and those living with a disability to apply.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be advised of the application outcome.

*** Recruitment Agencies please note: This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by the Unison People team. Your respect for this process is appreciated.